Liz Pritchard is a neurodiverse artist, advocate, teacher, author and presenter whose advocacy has taken her to Taiwan, Philippines, Mexico and Canada through global network, ANCA (Autistic Network for Community Achievement), as one of the ANCA World Ambassadors. Pritchard’s role as an advocate and ambassador is to demonstrate, advocate, connect and represent the endless possibilities and amazing potential neurodiverse individuals have to offer. Pritchard believes that everyone deserves a chance, regardless of labels.
Pritchard is the creator of an original comic book series titled PaperBag Comic, which is a series of short stories about learning to love all of oneself in spite of their flaws – too much doubt can be very debilitating, but the right amount can help you be the best version of yourself. Pritchard illustrates inclusion for all kinds of minds, and focuses much more on the human component of each character. Pritchard self-published seven hundred pages of this series so far, which is still ongoing. During the COVID pandemic, Pritchard has also produced a one hundred-page poetry book featuring her original poems.
Pritchard advocates for autism and mental health conditions, and was featured in CITY Newspaper as one of Rochester’s 10. Pritchard also is an Ambassador for the Autism Council of Rochester, the organization that opened an autism center dedicated to Trevyan Rowe. She was also interviewed on ROC Voices Radio on the topic of recovery from addiction, and on Spectrum News several times for autism acceptance, and most recently on WXXI’s Dialogue on Disability and NPR for finding opportunity as an artist in the midst of a global pandemic.
Pritchard also teaches as an Art Instructor for students of all ages and abilities, at a creative arts center called Spectrum Creative Arts.
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